SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Custody Injury in Toronto's Entertainment District

    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
appealing for public assistance in the investigation of an incident that
occurred in Toronto's entertainment district.
    A 21-year-old man suffered a fracture below the eye during his arrest by
Toronto Police officers outside the Mink nightclub at 150 Pearl Street (west
of University Avenue and Adelaide Street) at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday
June 29, 2008.
    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information about
it is asked to call the SIU lead investigator at 416-622-1965 or
1-800-787-8529 extension 1965.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.

For further information:

For further information: John Yoannou, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou

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